Cranford Calendar

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Scotch Plains Fireworks Display @ Scotch Hills Golf Course
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Scotch Plains Fireworks Display @ Scotch Hills Golf Course | Clark | New Jersey | United States

On Saturday, June 29, with a rain date June 30th, the Township of Scotch Plains will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks at the Scotch Hills Golf Course.

This year’s celebration will feature a performance by The Scotch Plainsmen, a talented group of musicians who have performed as the backup band for our own Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens during his solo performances.

The fireworks will go off at dusk and organizers note no heels will be allowed on the golf course but blankets and chairs are encouraged. The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a “Red, Y, and Blue” station with activities for kids from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and food vendors will be on site throughout the evening. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises.

Jul
2
Tue
2019
Cranford Fireworks Display @ Nomahegan Park
Jul 2 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Cranford Fireworks Display @ Nomahegan Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford will be celebrating our country’s birthday this year with two special events. The first event is the annual fireworks display, which will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd followed by a second celebration, which will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

The July 2nd celebration will be held at Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ, beginning at 5:30 pm with food vendors, amusement rides and games. The finale will be the fireworks, which will start at 9:15 pm. Limited parking will be available at Union County College, 1033 Springfield, Ave., Cranford, NJ. However, residents are urged to walk if possible. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, there will be no rain date. The July 4th festivities will begin at 9:00 am, with canoe races scheduled at the Cranford Canoe Club, 250 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. Registration at the Canoe Club will be immediately before the races at 8:30 am on July 4th. Also on July 4th, the Jaycees will conduct their Annual Firecracker Run, beginning with a one-mile Fun Run at 8:30 am and a four-miler at 9:00 am at Nomahegan Park, Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. For more info regarding registration and the race, go to www.cranfordjaycees.com. For other information, call the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department at (908) 709-7283.

Jul
3
Wed
2019
New Providence Fireworks Display @ South Street
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Providence Fireworks Display @ South Street | New Providence | New Jersey | United States

The New Providence Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by New Providence Business and Investors Bank, returns to the borough on Wednesday, July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include fun-filled activities for all. Our hometown DJ Mike Savage will provide entertainment from his perch on South Street.

There will be “Chalk on South” (kids of all ages can get a free “bucket” of chalk to create art and messages on the street) and lots of fun for the whole family. The event begins at 7 PM and the fabulous fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. In case of rain, information will be posted on the borough website, www.newprov.org. The rain date is Friday, July 5.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler @ Nomahegan Park
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler @ Nomahegan Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The 40th annual Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 miler and 1 mile fun run. This is a flat, fast and scenic course with mile splits and water stops.

Entries at https://raceforum.com/fire-4

Paper entry form can be printed from http://www.cranfordjaycees.org/road-race

Prizes will be awarded for Overall, Age-group and team categories. After the race enjoy refreshments, music, popcorn, ice-pops and face painting.

4 miler, early entry is $27 by 31 May, then $30 by 27 June, and then $35 up until race day.

For 1 miler, early entry is $11 before 27 June, then $15 up until race day

Technical T-Shirt Guaranteed to all Pre-Registered by June 27

Pint Glass Guaranteed to all 4 Milers that register by June 10

Summit Fourth of July Celebration @ Soldiers Memorial Field,
Jul 4 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Summit Fourth of July Celebration @ Soldiers Memorial Field,    | Summit | New Jersey | United States

The City of Summit’s 72nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration will begin with a flag raising ceremony at 9:45 a.m., followed by a decorated bicycle parade for children at 10 a.m. Rides, amusements, and entertainment will continue until 1 p.m., when Memorial Field will close to set up for evening activities.

The evening festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and includes rides, entertainment, and a food truck festival. Circus Spectacular will perform circus acts at 6:15 p.m., followed by Daddy Pop in concert at 7:30 p.m. The night will close with a grand fireworks display, beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Clark Fireworks Display @ Arthur L. Johnson High School
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Clark Fireworks Display @ Arthur L. Johnson High School | Clark | New Jersey | United States

Clark’s Independence Day Celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at the Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark.

The fireworks will be held from 9 to 10 p.m. at the high school’s soccer field at 365 Westfield Ave.

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Cranford National Night Out @ Cranford Police Department
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cranford National Night Out @ Cranford Police Department | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Police Department will be participating in the 36th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Patrolman Robert F. Hand Plaza and on the front lawn of the Cranford Police Department headquarters.

The event provides an excellent opportunity for residents to interact with members of the Cranford Police Department in an informal setting. Residents and visitors may also obtain information about the Department’s many youth, educational, safety and public awareness programs.

Numerous police and emergency vehicles will be on display, including marked police cars, command post truck, police motorcycle, emergency services unit utility vehicles, and equipment from the Union County Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey Transit Police Department, and Norfolk Southern Railroad Police Department. Public Safety personnel will be on hand to answer questions or demonstrate equipment.

For the 11th year in a row, a blood drive will also be held during National Night Out.

A DJ, face painter, and entertainment will be on site to provide entertainment for children and adults, and AAA and other organizations will be handing out literature and giveaways.

As the event gets closer we will publish a schedule and list of other activities and participants.